The authors root their work in studies of legal consciousness—how people experience, think about, and use the law. They demonstrate that using cultural capital as a lens to understand how legal consciousness works reveals social processes through which the law produces, perpetuates, and reifies inequality. Just as social class and cultural capital shape people’s interactions with education and medicine, they shape people’s interactions with law, which has important implications for access to civil and criminal justice.
 Young, Kathryne M. and Christin L. Munsch. 2014. “Fact and Fiction in Constitutional Criminal Procedure.” South Carolina Law Review 66: 445–90.
 Calarco, Jessica McCrory, 2018, Negotiating Opportunities: How the Middle Class Secures Advantages in School. New York: Oxford University Press; Jack, Anthony Abraham, 2016, “(No) Harm in Asking: Class, Acquired Cultural Capital, and Academic Engagement at an Elite University,” 89 Sociology of Education 1–19.
 Lareau, Annette, 2011, Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life, Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press; Dubbin, Leslie A., Jamie Suki Chang, and Janet K. Shim, 2013, “Cultural Health Capital and the Interactional Dynamics of Patient-Centered Care,” 93 Social Science & Medicine 113–20.